Top Gun: Maverick, theatrical release postponed again

Top Gun: Maverick, theatrical release postponed again

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Although vaccinations for Covid-19 are being administered around the world and cinemas are already open in some countries, the film industry is still experimenting with how to optimize the outputs of their productions. Among the major majors is Paramount Pictures which delayed the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick from July to November 19th.

The recent release of Godzilla vs Kong in theaters on the same day as its debut on HBO Max showed promising box office successes by demonstrating that despite being available in streaming, audiences wanted to see the action adventure mostly on the big screen. By delaying, therefore, the release of the highly anticipated Top Gun sequel by four months, the producers think that this could maximize the financial returns for the studio. especially after Paramount herself claimed months ago that she had no plans to delay the film again. In fact, just in January, Paramount Distribution President Chris Aronson told The Hollywood Reporter:

“We have no plans to move our release of Top Gun to theaters. I think the next two months are critical and I don't know if the new administration can implement a solid vaccination plan. If the 100 million vaccines promised by President Joe Biden in 100 days were to work, then I think we will be in good shape ”.

In any case we remember that Top Gun: Maverick will be set more than thirty years after the first film and now Pete Maverick Mitchell, played by the iconic and stainless Tom Cruise, pushes himself to the limit becoming a new test pilot . This allows him to train a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission that no living pilot has ever seen before. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is involved in a confrontation with his deepest fears, which culminates in a mission that requires the utmost sacrifice from those who will be chosen to carry it out.

Top Gun: Maverick was originally slated to hit theaters last July, only to be postponed first to December 2020 and then to July 2 this year. Since just last month, Marvel Studios confirmed that Black Widow will hit theaters on July 9th, everyone thought there would be no more postponements. Instead, the new Top Gun will hit theaters on November 19, 2021.

'Top Gun 2,' 'Mission: Impossible 7,' 'Star Trek,' more delayed again

April 9 (UPI) -- Paramount announced new release dates for Top Gun: Maverick, Mission: Impossible 7, a new Star Trek film and more films Friday. With the shifting release dates, Universal moved a film into a vacated spot, too.

Deadline first reported Paramount's new slate and Variety confirmed. Tom Cruise's Top Gun sequel vacates its July 2 slot. The follow-up to Cruise's 1986 hit was originally slated for the 2020 holiday movie season before COVID-19 delays.

Mission: Impossible 7 was due Nov. 19, but Top Gun will take that date, bumping Mission to May 27, 2022. Cruise's spy sequel was in production under COVID-19 safety protocols. An eighth Mission: Impossible moves from Nov. 4, 2022 to July 7, 2023.

Deadline reports that The Forever Purge will take Top Gun's place on July 2. It was originally opening July 9, postponed from the 2020 4th of July weekend. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway also moves to June 18, from its previous July 2 date.

Paramount has set June 9, 2023 as a date for a new Star Trek film. However, the studio was entertaining multiple possible Star Trek ideas, including one with the cast of J.J. Abrams' reboot, one written and directed by Noah Hawley, and another proposed by Quentin Tarantino.

Paramount's Dungeons and Dragons reboot moves from May 27, 2022 to March 3, 2023. The G.I. Joe spin-off Snake Eyes moves earlier, from Oct. 22 to July 23, 2021.

The fourth Jackass movie moves from Sept. 3 to Snake Eyes' old Oct. 22 date. A Bee Gees biopic directed by Kenneth Branagh opens Nov. 4, 2022.

A Ron Howard animated film, The Shrinking of Treehorn opens Nov. 10, 2023 and an untitled Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski film opens Nov. 17, 2023.

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